Category Archives: Mojacar

World Wetlands Day 2011


This week I want to celebrate World Wetlands Day: “2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the … Continue reading

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Bonelli’s Eagle and threats


We are fortunate to be able to enjoy the wonderfull Bonelli’s Eagles (Aquila fasciata) in Sierra Cabrera (Almeria), they are one of the rarest birds of prey in Europe. Yet, here in the Mojacar area we sometimes see them flying … Continue reading

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A year and 5 monthe after the fire


In Sierra Cabrera (Mojácar, Spain) there was a wild fire in 29 July 2009. Now all the mountains have some vegetation. However, from a distance, the burn and the unburnt areas have different colour. In order to work out if … Continue reading

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Sandwiches and Gannets


Lovely sunny and calm days provide excelent feeding conditions for Terns and Gannets VERY close to land. I took these shots yesterday from the Pueblo Indalo pier. Lots of Sandwich terns can be seen dive bombing all along the shore … Continue reading

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Wintering Chiffchaff


In the south east of Spain Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps use the flowering aloes in the gardens. This footage was taken in Mojacar 1 Jan 2011.

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